NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,378 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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total pancreatectomy
(TOH-tul PAN-kree-uh-TEK-toh-mee)
Surgery to remove the entire pancreas. Part of the stomach, part of the small intestine, the common bile duct, gallbladder, spleen, and nearby lymph nodes are also removed.